Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year On Record

Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year On Record

Another year, another heat record broken. Australia entered the new year breaking its heat record in 2019. Last year was 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the historical average since 1910, according to data from the Bureau of Meteorology.

FDA Bans All The Good Vape Pod Flavours

FDA Bans All The Good Vape Pod Flavours

Following reports this week that such a move was imminent, the Food and Drug Administration is bringing the hammer down on your beloved, fruity pre-filled e-cigarettes capsules in an attempt to curb the rise of youth vaping in the U.S.

All Your Base Are Belong To Bulbasaur

All Your Base Are Belong To Bulbasaur

The heyday for Pokémon Go headlines has long since passed, but it turns out that in 2016, Canada’s military ordered officers to play the game after civilians kept wandering onto bases in pursuit of Pokémon.

The Doctor Is Back, And She Brought Doctor Who With Her

The Doctor Is Back, And She Brought Doctor Who With Her

The first season of Jodie Whittaker’s tenure on Doctor Who was marked by change. New Doctor, new showrunner, new tone, there was a subdued approach that emboldened Doctor Who’s moral core while struggling as it pulled away from some of the show’s more primal pleasures. Back for her sophomore season,…

Google’s AI Proves Better At Detecting Breast Cancer Than Doctors

Google’s AI Proves Better At Detecting Breast Cancer Than Doctors

Google, in its bid to move into healthcare, reports that researchers have successfully trained AI to detect breast cancer with greater accuracy than doctors. In a Google-funded study, a team of independent researchers from various hospitals and universities, researchers from Google Health, and engineers from DeepMind (a Google-owned UK-based AI…

Awesome Mashup Celebrates A Decade Of Movie Trailers

Awesome Mashup Celebrates A Decade Of Movie Trailers

Movie trailers aren’t just an advertisement, they’re an artform in and of themselves—condensing a movie down into its finest moments. Sometimes, as we saw with films like Suicide Squad and Hellboy, a trailer can even outshine the movie it’s promoting. Now, a new video montage is celebrating this decade’s best movie…

Our Top Posts Of The Decade: A Dubious List For A Meaningless Timeline

Our Top Posts Of The Decade: A Dubious List For A Meaningless Timeline

As far as we can tell, the 2010s were nothing close to what most of us expected. Instead of flying cars, we got half-baked semi-autonomous vehicles. Instead of social media birthing kumbaya, it fuelled genocide and helped erode the foundations of democracy and reality itself. Rather than tackle the impending…

The Absolute Worst Tech Of 2019

The Absolute Worst Tech Of 2019

Gadgets have to work a lot harder to suck in 2019 than they have in years past. They have to bankrupt companies, reveal our data, or be so overpriced they even make Apple look cheap. The gadget below did all that, but some went even further. Some were pointless Skymall…

Sonos Doesn’t Understand How Recycling Works

Sonos Doesn’t Understand How Recycling Works

Trashing your old electronics is bad for the planet—a big reason why you might’ve noticed tech companies push sustainability programs in recent years. Sonos recently joined the recycle brigade in October, launching its Trade Up hardware upgrade program that gives users discounts if they “responsibly recycle older products.” It’s a…

Thanks Snapchat, I Hate It

Thanks Snapchat, I Hate It

In its quest to create new ways to make its denizens dissociate from reality, Snapchat is launching a cartoon series that puts user avatars in the episodes.

Why Is There No Male Birth Control Yet?

Why Is There No Male Birth Control Yet?

The injustice of our current contraceptive regime needs no elaboration. Enough to say that it’s bizarre, at this late date, that male birth control still does not exist. Every couple of years some scientist says they’re on the brink, and the same stale monologue jokes are hauled out of storage;…

This Container Ship Plowed Into An Embankment In Istanbul

This Container Ship Plowed Into An Embankment In Istanbul

At around mid-day on Friday, international shipping between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea ground to a halt when Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium collided with the embankment on the European side of the Bosphorous Strait in the centre of Istanbul.

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

Long ago, Google made the mistake of adopting the motto, “Don’t be evil,” in a jab at competitors who exploited their users. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has since demoted the phrase in its corporate code of conduct presumably because of how hard it is to live up to it.

Here’s How Truckers Drove From Scandinavia To Dubai In 1976

Here’s How Truckers Drove From Scandinavia To Dubai In 1976

 When an important replacement part for a ship scheduled to call in Dubai was needed from a Scandinavian supplier, air travel wouldn’t cut it back in 1976. That part needed to be driven out there. It was a gruelling journey, but for Norwegian trucker Jan Dabrowksy and his Scania, it…

Gizmodo Judges The Big Pop Culture Endings Of 2019

Gizmodo Judges The Big Pop Culture Endings Of 2019

While 2019 was filled with all sorts of content—television, movies, comic books, video games—that kept us busy, there were a lot of major franchises meant to wrap up some pretty epic stories this year. Did they all succeed in telling emotional tales that resonated with the fans who’ve been along…

The 11 Best Gadgets Of 2019 To Get You Excited About 2020

The 11 Best Gadgets Of 2019 To Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up being our…